Cage Rage

History

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), sometimes known as no holds barred (NHB) or cage fighting. Mixed martial arts is best described as a mixture of all the martial arts, it's a general term used to describe the convergence of striking, grappling and submission techniques into one form, whereby fighters can submit their opponents.

For thousands of years, the martial arts were shrouded in mystery and deceit. Secrets were jealously guarded, while blood-curdling claims were made of lethal techniques and even special powers. Each style or system asserted that is was the best, its masters unbeatable. Only a few individuals, most notably the late Bruce lee, dared to question the way traditional arts were taught.

 

Then came the Gracies, a large extended family from Brazil, they discovered that real fights were rarely won by leaping kicks or intricate hand movements. To prove their point, they offered to take on anyone, of any style (this was named the Gracie challenge) and won repeatedly by taking their opponents to the ground and forcing them to submit.

When the Gracie challenge was picked up by an innovative US Television Company called SEG Entertainment; a new sport was born. The ultimate fighting championship made its debut in Colorado in 1993 and turned the martial arts world on its head. By matching experts in different arts against each other in a realistic setting, it exploded many of the myths about unarmed combat. Black belts and flashy moves proved no match for the skill and technique of a need breed of fighter. In less than a decade, no-holds-barred fighting has gone from a novelty spectacle to a World wide sport. It has produced athletic superstars like Royce Gracie, frank shamrock, Maurice smith and Tito Ortiz. On the way it has also attracted massive condemnation from the media and politicians and run the gauntlet of police raids and banning orders. Its now here in London cage rage has landed and its about to go main stream.

 

Current Champions

Division British Champion World Champion
Heavyweight Rob Broughton Antonio deSilva
Light Heavyweight Ian Freeman(fighter) Melvin Manhoef
Middleweight Mark Weir Anderson Silva
Welterweight Paul Daley Chris Lytle
Lightweight Abdul Mohammed Vitor Ribiero
Featherweight Robbie Olivier Vacant
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DateTournamentSeries
2006-11-25K-1 WORLD GRAND PRIX 2006 FINALK-1 World GP
2006-09-30K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in OsakaK-1 World GP
2006-08-14K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Las Vegas IIK-1 World GP
2006-07-30K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in SapporoK-1 World GP
2006-06-03K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in SeoulK-1 World GP
2006-05-13K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in AmsterdamK-1 World GP
2006-04-29K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Las VegasK-1 World GP
2006-03-05K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in AucklandK-1 World GP
 

DateTournamentSeries
2006-09-16K-1 Khan 2006 in SeoulK-1 MAX
2006-09-04K-1 World Max 2006 Champions' ChallengeK-1 MAX
2006-06-30K-1 World Max 2006 World Tournament FinalK-1 MAX
2006-04-05K-1 World Max 2006 World Tournament OpenK-1 MAX
2006-03-26K-1 Holland Max 2006K-1 MAX
2006-03-10K-1 Lithuania Max 2006K-1 MAX
2006-02-25K-1 Khan 2006 in BusanK-1 MAX
2006-02-04K-1 Japan MAX 2006K-1 MAX
 

DateTournamentSeries
2006-09-16Fight Night MannheimK-1 Rules
2006-09-16K-1 Kings of Oceania 2006 Round 2K-1 Rules
2006-08-05Rumble on the BeachK-1 Rules
2006-05-20K-1 Scandinavia Grand Prix 2006 in StockholmK-1 Rules
2006-04-08K-1 Italy Grand Prix 2006 in MilanK-1 Rules
2006-02-25K-1 Hungary Grand Prix 2006 in BudapestK-1 Rules
2006-02-17K-1 Slovakia Grand Prix 2006 in Bratislava 
2006-01-20K-1 France Grand Prix 2006 in MarseillesK-1 Rules
 

DateTournamentSeries
2006-12-31K-1 Premium 2006 Dynamite!!Hero's
2006-10-09Hero's Middle & Light Heavy Weight World Championship Tournament FINALHero's
2006-08-05Hero's Middle & Light Heavyweight World Championship TournamentHero's
2006-05-03Hero's 5Hero's
2006-03-15Hero's 4Hero's

 

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